Confirmed: Sheila Dikshit To Be Congress CM Candidate For UP Elections 2017

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[caption id="attachment_116698" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Congress Announces Sheila Dikshit As CM Candidate For UP Elections 2017 Congress veteran Sheila Dikshit is set to become the party's chief ministerial candidate for Assembly Elections 2017 in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh.[/caption] Congress veteran Sheila Dikshit is all set to become the party's chief ministerial candidate for Assembly Elections 2017 in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh, announced party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday. Election strategist Prashant Kishor had recommended that Dikshit should play a major role in the party's poll campaign in the state as she is a prominent Brahmin face and could help Congress regain support of the electorally sizeable community. An announcement naming 78-year-old Dikshit as Congress' chief ministerial face is likely to be made soon, party sources said. Dikshit is the daughter-in-law of prominent Congress leader from UP Uma Shankar Dikshit, who was a Brahmin face and had served as a Union minister and governor for a long time. Earlier this month, Dikshit, a three-time Delhi Chief Minister, had said as UP's "daughter-in-law" she was ready to play any role in the state. Dikshit had met party President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi last month during which she was said to have been sounded by them for a leading role in UP. The Brahmin community, a traditional vote bank of Congress, had shifted allegiance to BJP in the aftermath of the Mandir-Mandal politics and a section in Congress feels it should make efforts to win back the support of the community. A large chunk of Brahmin votes had also gone to Mayawati's BSP in the past when she gave tickets to many candidates belonging to the community. The community's support determines the poll outcome in several seats in central and eastern UP. For all the latest news and updates from India and across the globe, follow us on @NewsWorldIN on Twitter and News World India on Facebook  

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